Chewing gum could make you FAT because the minty taste makes sugary food more tempting

Chewing gum could make you FAT because the minty taste makes sugary food more tempting The chemical responsible for the minty flavour in gum makes healthy food unappealingPeople who chew gum eat fewer meals – but not less calories – because they chose unhealthy foods By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 13:59 GMT, 29 March 2013 | UPDATED: 13:59 GMT, 29 March 2013 It may well give you minty-fresh breath, but chewing gum could also cause weight gain, new research suggests.

The new revolutionary breath test to diagnose bowel cancer

The revolutionary new breath test to diagnose bowel cancer test to diagnose bowel cancer Based on theory that tumours emit specific compounds which are unlikely to be found in healthy peopleSaid to be 76 per cent accurate at identifying tumours Could represent a ‘new frontier’ in cancer screening | UPDATED: 13:36 GMT, 5 December 2012 Scientists have developed a breath test that can accurately tell if a person has bowel cancer.

Boy who can"t leave house without oxygen can now enjoy running with his dog thanks to specially-made backpack

Boy who can't leave house without oxygen can now enjoy running with his dog thanks to specially-made backpack <br> Lenny's original bag was designed to be used by older patients and restricted his movement as it was far too large for himA design student came up with an effective solution after a local hospital contacted a firm she was interning withThe new bag doesn't sway from side to side, allowing him to run<br> <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 17:13 GMT, 22 November 2012 </p> <p>A young boy with a rare lung disease has run around with his pet dog for the first time, after a student designed a lightweight backpack for his vital oxygen supply.</p><p>Lenny Yule, 11, from Linwood, Renfrewshire, has interstitial lung disease which has scarred his organs.

Five babies dead from whooping cough so far this year in biggest outbreak for 20 years

Five babies dead from whooping cough so far this year in biggest outbreak for 20 years Waning immunity following vaccination' or natural infection may be to blameCases in babies under three months have gone up more than five times in two years | UPDATED: 16:08 GMT, 5 July 2012 Five babies have died in the biggest whooping cough outbreak for two decades, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) said.

From lying on a tennis ball to using bad language: How to roll away aches and pains

From lying on a tennis ball to using bad language: How to roll away aches and pains | UPDATED: 23:05 GMT, 2 July 2012 Breathing using the diaphragm offloads tension in the neck muscles Painkillers such as paracetamol are the first resort for aches and pains.